We are now into Round 2 of Buy Your Votes.
The first round was the student loan forgiveness program.
Now Biden just pardoned thousands of people that were in jail for marijuana.
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This is a really interesting situation in that I think most believe people that were put in jail for holding a nickel or dime bag of weed should have been let out a long time ago.
With weed being legal in half the states in the country, I am surprised Trump did not go this route.
Having said that, there is some pushback due to new studies showing the harmful effects of high-THC weed...
Now, what he talked about there has nothing to do with the street weed people were smoking a decade ago that were put in jail.
Having said all that, Biden is doing this to try to win back the minority vote for Democrats before the mid-term elections.
He even stated as much during the signing of the order.
Biden stated, "As I've said before, no one should be in jail just for using or possessing marijuana.
"Sending people to jail for possessing marijuana has upended too many lives — for conduct that is legal in many states.
"That's before you address the clear racial disparities around prosecution and conviction.
"Today, we begin to right these wrongs."
I have already seen a few Republicans come out and support this, which could take some of the steam away from Biden on this front.
Biden has been slipping back under 40 percent in recent polling, so we will have to wait until the next round to see what type of an impact it has on the black vote specifically, which is now under 70 percent for Biden.
Source: Fox News